We allow an hour for your first session, this includes a full assessment and initial treatment too.
The aim of this session is for us to identify the exact nature of your injury or pain, work out the possible underlying causes, and then decide on a plan of action that is going to suit you and your lifestyle.
By the end of this first session we aim for you to fully understand your injury or pain so that you can start to take part in it's treatment.
The assessment starts with a discussion so you can tell us about the history of your problem, it's behaviour presently and how it makes you feel.
We then do a physical assessment that usually involves having a look at your movement as well as doing some specific tests. People often like to bring shorts and vests tops for this.
Finally we will discuss with you the options regarding a management plan and then get started on your treatment.
Our aim always is to identify the cause of the problem, and address this specifically. Often musculo-skeletal dysfunction, pain and injury occur as a result of problems with the way we move. Imbalances in the muscular system can put stress on the body, which then starts to cause pain.
We are specifically trained in the prescription of exercise therapy to address any biomechanical issue or muscle imbalance you may have that is having a direct impact on your injury or pain.
Inevitably an exercise programme will form a big part of your physiotherapy treatment.
We have many modalities at our finger tips...
We are able to use acupuncture to treat your pain, ultrasound to treat the symptoms of a soft tissue injury, we can teach you to use a TNS machine for chronic pain.
And then we have our hands... We use sports massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation to treat some kinds of conditions.
Sometimes we just talk... Sometimes addressing lifestyle issues, barriers to overcoming pain, fears and negative beliefs associated with your injury, or making changes to work/training habits is all that is needed to enable you to take a positive step towards overcome your injury or pain.
Together we'll crack it
The absolute last thing we want is for you to return 6 months later with the same injury.
Unfortunately injuries have a habit of recurring.
We are confident that we can provide you with a long term management programme, that will enable you to remain in control of your condition. We will take responsibility for making sure it is achievable. We also believe that if you understand why you need to comply with the programme you will be more likely to do it. We'll take responsibility for that too! Ultimately though it's down to you!
Let's not let these injuries re-occur. Together we'll crack it!
Who can benefit
Almost anyone can benefit from a physiotherapy assessment. We treat a wide range of ages and currently our youngest patient is 9 and our oldest is 85. Whether it be a shoulder niggle on the golf course, a sore knee after tennis, grumbling neck pain, or acute back pain we have the skills to assess, treat and manage your problem.
We see some people who don't have pain and who are just keen to improve their performance - either in the playing field or at work. Rather like taking your car for an MOT we can do a full body check to make sure everything is working as it should. This may help prevent pain from looming later on.
Our Professional Body
Our physiotherapists are registered with the regulatory body for physiotherapists: the Health Professions Council (or HPC). The HPC is an independent, UK-wide health regulator for thirteen different professions including physiotherapy.
We are also members of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is our professional, educational and trade union body. They support us in our quest of providing excellent patient care, by producing standards and guidelines for us to follow to ensure best practice at all times.
For more information please visit The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
As Chartered Physiotherapists we guarantee that:
- Our qualification is properly recognised
- We are governed by a professional code of conduct
- We are covered by professional liability insurance
To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, call us on 0121 687 3079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Edgbaston Priory & Aston University
We now have a clinic at Edgbaston Priory Club all day on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and at Aston University on a Thursday morning. Please click on the links below for details of these locations.
- Edgbaston Priory
- Aston Sport
"Sarah is a fun, patient and creative teacher. Always encouraging and when I leave her sessions I always feel as if her sparkle has rubbed off on me."
Relationships we've built
Over the years we have built up a relationship and mutual respect with various organisations. We also offer discount rates for some of these clubs.